Professor Elisaf was born in 1954 in Ioannina, Greece. He graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Athens in 1979. He worked at the Institute of Lipids and Atherosclerosis Research, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Sackler School of Medicine, University of Tel-Aviv, Israel (1993-1994). Currently, he is Professor of Internal Medicine, in the University of Ioannina, Medical School (Ioannina, Greece) and Director of the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine (University Hospital of Ioannina). He is also Head of the Lipids, Atherosclerosis and Obesity Department of the University Hospital of Ioannina. He has taken the Clinical Hypertension Specialist from the European Society of Hypertension. He is an active member of about 23 medical societies, including the European Hypertension Society, European Atherosclerosis Society and the International Society of Hypertension. Additionally, he is the President of the Greek section of the American Society of Angiology. He is member of the Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society, and member of the Council of Governors of the Hellenic Association for the Study of Hypertension. Professor Elisaf is editor in chief and member of the editorial board of 24 recognized medical journals. Furthermore, he is a referee of about 106 international medical journals. He has organized many congresses and symposia in the field of Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Atherosclerosis and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. He was the Chairman of the Satellite Meeting on Secondary Dyslipidemias of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) 1999 symposium. He has participated in many International Multicentre Clinical Trials related to the treatment of hypertension, dyslipidemias, diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors. He has authored more than 450 papers in basic and clinical research in the field of Hypertension, Lipids and Atherosclerosis as well as Acid-base and Electrolyte Disorders.
Biography Updated on 19 June 2011